Are you a US veteran who served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina?
Harmful chemicals were found in two on-base wells that supplied drinking water to Camp Lejeune facilities. Military personnel and their families who lived at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may have suffered serious health problems including cancer, female infertility, and blood disorders due to toxins found in the water and be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Serious illness linked to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune
If you lived on the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987 for longer than 30 days, you may be at a high risk for serious illness. Exposure to the toxic chemicals found in the water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to diseases and serious illnesses including:
- Bladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Brain cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Neurological disorders
- Parkinson’s disease
- Female infertility problems
What was in the water at Camp Lejeune?
Water tested from Camp Lejeune showed the presence of several chemicals all known to cause serious illness. This water supplied schools, hospitals and residences located on the military base. Service personnel and their families at these locations likely used this water for bathing, cooking and drinking and were exposed to:
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs created the map below to indicate the area that was affected by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Military personnel and their families who lived in the indicated area may be at risk for serious illness due to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene and other chemicals.
PACT Act and Camp Lejeune Justice Act
The PACT Act and Camp Lejeune Justice Act has been signed into law by President Biden. It establishes a two-year timeframe from the date of the law’s enactment for people who were exposed to contaminated drinking water on the military base to file a lawsuit. This new law allows veterans and their families as well as others who were exposed to the toxins found in the drinking water to seek compensation for serious injuries and illness they may have suffered like the ones mentioned above.
Camp Lejeune Injury Compensation
If you or someone you know was stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and suffered a serious illness or disease like those mentioned above, contact us. Our attorneys can provide you with a free case evaluation and advise you of your legal rights and help you get compensation for your injuries.